Jay Proctor: Lead vocalist and primary founder of the group
George "Lucky" Lloyd: Vocalist
Dante Dancho: Lead guitar
Chuck Crowl: Bass guitar
Karl Landis (Lippowitsch): Drums
Ronnie Goosley: Saxophone
Jon Walsh: Trumpet
Paul Coles- Drums
Dannny Altieri- Trumpet
Jack Truett- Organ
Ed Sullivan Show, NYC
Joey Bishop Show, Calif.)
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (Calif.)
Murray the “K” Show (NYC)
Steel Pier (Atlantic City)
Madison Square Garden (NYC)
Uptown Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Kings Row (Boston)
Allentown Fair (PA)
Astrodome (Houston, TX)
Newport Hotel (Miami)
Upbeat Show (Ohio)
Cincinnati Gardens (Ohio)
United States Military Bases
Walter Reed Medical Center (D.C.)
Summertime at the Pier (Phila.)
Pat Boone Show (NYC)
Jerry Blavat Show (Phila.)
Saylors Lake Pavilion – Saylorsburg, PA
Many of America's brightest singing stars developed their talents as children singing in church choirs. Jay Proctor followed this great tradition, with a career that moved him from church choirs to the top of the music industry where he has sold more than nine million records and gained international recognition.
Jay's professional debut was in 1958 when he sang acapella in an Allentown, PA group known as Handbone. Short stints with groups in that area led to the formation of the original Jay & the Techniques in 1965, Only two years later, Jay ad his first gold record, "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie."
The first big break for Jay came in the early 60s's when victory in a regional "battle of the bands" contest landed him a recording contract from producer Jerry Ross. After a few false starts, Jay and the group hit big of Mercury Records with "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", which skyrocketed to number one on the charts with well over a million sales.
Jay's career was off and rolling. He quickly followed with another million sell, "keep the Ball Rollin'", and continued to build his career on the Mercury label with "Strawberry shortcake" and two albums. Today these albums, "Jay & the Techniques- Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" and "Love Lost & Found", are both collector's items.
Jay then switched to Motown which released "robot Man", a record that was a smash hit in Europe, where Jay has always been a popular artist.
Jay then signed with the Event label, a subsidiary of Polydor records and released "I Feel Love Comin' On" which quickly reached the Top Ten in many of the metropolitan areas in this country.
"Number Onederful" is a high energy, heavily orchestrated disco hit which reached the Top Ten in all the major NY discos.
During his career, Jay has performed with many of the nation's other top artist. he has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Joey Bishop Show, Dick Clark's American Bandstand, The Murray the K Show and the Steel Pier Show. He has sung in front of a packed Houston Astrodome, in Madison Square Garden and Philadelphia's Uptown Theatre, and in colleges and universities across the country. He has also appeared for many charity benefits and has given free concerts at Army bases and prisons throughout the United States.
Other members include Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Melba Moore as backup.